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Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS May 09, 2016

Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say April 25, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely April 21, 2016

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

SIDS Risk Depends on More Than 'Sleeping Environment' December 02, 2015

Study finds 'Back to Sleep' messages worked, but so did lower smoking and teen pregnancy rates

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say November 24, 2015

Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

U.S. Infant Deaths At Lowest Rate Ever: CDC August 06, 2015

But American babies still die at rates that are higher than other affluent countries

Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk May 25, 2015

Study found odds were doubled, though still very rare even at greater altitudes

Sleep Position Linked to Death Risk for Those With Epilepsy January 21, 2015

Researchers see similarities with sudden infant death syndrome

Babies Still Sleeping With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk: CDC December 01, 2014

Over half have items in crib that may up odds of sudden infant death syndrome

Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies November 25, 2014

But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say

Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds October 13, 2014

Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation

U.S. Still Lags in Infant Mortality Rates, Report Finds September 24, 2014

Preemies, deaths among full-term babies contribute to higher rate compared to 25 other countries

Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS July 14, 2014

Study also finds risk factors for sleep-related death vary with baby's age

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies July 07, 2014

Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

Health Tip: Baby Should Sleep on Her Back May 06, 2014

To help prevent SIDS

Many Parents Not Following Safe Sleep Practices for Babies May 05, 2014

About one-third don't place infants to sleep on their backs, although that's known to help prevent SIDS

Helmets Not Helpful for Babies With 'Flat Head' Syndrome: Study May 02, 2014

Dutch researchers found similar improvement in infants who received no treatment

Smoking While Pregnant Raises Baby's Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip January 17, 2014

Report from U.S. Surgeon General confirms maternal smoking's link to these birth defects

Many U.S. Parents Share Bed With Babies Despite Risks: Survey September 30, 2013

Doctors should discuss sleep-time habits with new parents, expert says

Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding September 24, 2013

But suffocation risk outweighs benefit of moms sleeping with infants, experts say

Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spots on Their Heads: Study July 08, 2013

But researcher stresses importance of still having babies sleep on their back to prevent SIDS

Sleeping on Back to Prevent SIDS Doesn't Appear to Hurt Babies' Ability to Roll June 07, 2013

Canadian study compared infant development before and after Back to Sleep campaign

Bed-Sharing Raises SIDS Risk Fivefold, Study Finds May 21, 2013

Number of cases would drop dramatically if parents did not sleep with their babies, researchers noted

Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars May 16, 2013

4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report April 17, 2013

After years of no change, overall rate declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2011

Study Links Stillbirth to Genes Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm April 11, 2013

Variation seen in 'long QT syndrome' found in nearly 20 percent of cases

Certain Parents Less Likely to Follow Doctors' Advice: Poll March 25, 2013

Household income one factor if parents heeded guidance on kids' health, safety and lifestyle

Mother's Drinking Increases Risk of Infant's Death: Study February 26, 2013

Babies of women with alcohol problems during or after pregnancy had three times the risk of sudden, unexplained death

Sleep Positioners Linked to Infant Suffocation: CDC November 21, 2012

These devices endanger babies' lives and should not be used, U.S. agencies warn

Many Grandparents Lack Latest Child Safety Info: Study October 22, 2012

Not all caregivers aware of guidelines on car seats, infant sleep, walkers

Accidents Claim 12,000 U.S. Kids' Lives Each Year: Report October 18, 2012

Boys face twice the risk as girls

U.S. Expands SIDS Prevention Effort September 12, 2012

NIH 'Safe to Sleep' campaign now includes all sleep-related infant deaths

Don't Trust 'Dr. Google' for Help on Infant Sleep Safety August 03, 2012

Study finds many Web searches turn up erroneous info on avoiding SIDS, other dangers

More Babies Today Have Irregular Head Shape: Expert April 27, 2012

In many cases, repositioning techniques can treat the problem

Bed-Sharing, Smoking Play Role in Sudden Infant Death March 26, 2012

Tummy sleeping still top cause, but other risk factors are culprits, too, research shows

Nicotine Patches May Not Help During Pregnancy February 29, 2012

Most women stopped using them early, making it harder to draw conclusions, study says

Gene Might Be a Culprit in Sudden Infant Death for Boys February 24, 2012

DNA testing found mutation more prevalent in male babies